Happy New Year!
It’s a new year and time for another Whole30 challenge. The “challenge” is a 30-day diet modification that cuts out the most common allergen foods that are regularly consumed in the United States—things like gluten, soy, and peanuts. It also helps alleviate the highs and lows produced by foods. What I mean by this is that your energy is consistent. People tend not to need a pick-me up in the afternoon while on the challenge. There are no sugar rushes from simple carbohydrate-heavy meals. I participated last year and found it to be a great way to remove processed foods from my diet as well as eat regular meals loaded with vegetables. Continue reading
Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend, and here’s a dessert to make for your mother if she’s following a paleo or gluten-free diet—or if you are, and you want to enjoy a sweet treat with your family. Sharing this recipe can also be a way to convince people who can’t imagine eating paleo that it’s really not so bad. Continue reading
Here is a yummy way to serve halibut. I first made this for a wedding five years ago. It was requested by the bride and groom, who gave me the recipe (Thank you, Kristin and Eric!), and it is now a staple in my repertoire.
The couple brought in fresh halibut for me to grill for their wedding reception. Let me tell you, in all my years as a chef, I have had a lot of men ask me if I needed help grilling—but never as many as offered on that day. Thankfully they were all quite impressed by how the fish turned out—despite not having cooked it themselves. Continue reading
Here’s a recipe I made up for one of my clients recently, working with fresh produce in season (sweet potatoes and kale) and Italian chicken sausage. She is working on losing some weight, so my goal was to create a healthy, satisfying, nutrient-rich soup. Continue reading